MNL48 introduced Second Year members and crowns new Center Girl

05/01/2019
by John Paul

A new chapter begins for the Philippines’ first idol group as MNL48 debuts official Second Year Members in a press conference today, April 30, 2019 at Movie Stars Café.

The groups’ second annual General Election was held last Saturday, April 27 at ABS CBN Vertis Tent where the official members of MNL48 Second Year were revealed.

This year’s election, 48 girls out of 77 candidates was selected by the fans, through a voting system, where Aly was crowned as the new Center Girl following Sela at rank 2 and Aby at rank 3, switching places from last year’s election.

Getting a higher rank this year, Sela emphasized the best and tough part of being an MNL48 members since the Second General Election ended, “since ‘yung system po naming is by ranking, rank is just a number for us and it can’t define you as a person or our capabilities. ‘Yung the best part as an MNL48 member is to inspire people through your works, through your progress to motivate our fans and make them happy. We’re very blessed na binigyan po kami ni Lord ng talent ng capabilities na kaya naming magpasaya ng tao, that’s the best part po. I think the tough part of being an MNL48 member po is ‘yung voting po kasi every year po kami may General Election and I think the voting system is very tough for us.”

MNL48 Second Year Center Girl Aly expressed that Sheki and the First Generation members are her inspirations to lead the group as the new Top 1. “Ate Sheki is my inspiration for being the new center girl and for me as the center girl of the Second Year members. This is a new beginning, the new chapter of MNL48. I will dedicate this to all of us, I will continue what ate Sheki, the First Generation started, and that is to propagate the idol industry here in the Philippines.”

Meanwhile, joining the MNL48 for the first time at rank 6, Jamie shared how she will face the challenges of being a new member of the group. “The best thing that I have right now is my determination and my passion and my love for what I do po. Whatever challenges that may come after me, I will accept them and treat my mistakes as a lesson and become a better person through this. I’m going to make my first generation seniors as an inspiration to do my best and to give my all into every performance.”

Moreover, Senbatsu will perform the fourth single of MNL48, lead by Center Girl Aly, together with the Under Girls for its coupling song which will be released in July.

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